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Faruk Balli

Massey University
School of Economics and Finance
Palmerston North
New Zealand
Tel: +6463505799 ext2330

E-Mail: f.balli@massey.ac.nz
Institutional Affiliations: Massey University and Suleyman Sah University, Turkey

NBER Working Papers and Publications

November 2011Risk Sharing through Capital Gains
with Sebnem Kalemli-Ozcan, Bent Sorensen: w17612
We estimate channels of international risk sharing between European Monetary Union (EMU), European Union, and other OECD countries 1992-2007. We focus on risk sharing through savings, factor income flows, and capital gains. Risk sharing through factor income and capital gains was close to zero before 1999 but has increased since then. Risk sharing from capital gains, at about 6 percent, is higher than risk sharing from factor income flows for European Union countries and OECD countries. Risk sharing from factor income flows is higher for Euro zone countries, at 14 percent, reflecting increased international asset and liability holdings in the Euro area.

Published: Faruk Balli & Sebnem Kalemli-Ozcan & Bent E. Sørensen, 2012. "Risk sharing through capital gains," Canadian Journal of Economics/Revue canadienne d'économique, vol 45(2), pages 472-492. citation courtesy of

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